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: what does this do for oakland's economy? >> last year the economic impact was about $4 million. we expect it to be a little bit more this year. and also there is always the charity piece. number of charities are involved once again. we expect the race probably in the neighborhood of $400,000 for charity. >> reporter: you've got people coming here taking part in this race from all over the down from industry and the united states. the full marathon is the first race that will kick off here. that will happen a half hour from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first pal
who believe the fed will keep stimulating the economy by leaving near record low interest rates where they are. that's despite a strengthening u.s. economy and rising home prices. new this morning, the congress department announced home starts were up in february. construction rose at its second fastest pace in four and a half years and there is a positive sign for future construction as building permit requests jumped more than 4.5%. that's the most since june of 2008. >>> developing news. we're finding out more about last night's explosion in nevada that killed seven marines. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom to tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened but the pentagon has confirmed that at least seven marines were killed, seven others injured during a training exercise last night. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in nevada, not far from the california boder. 145 miles southeast of -- border, 145 miles southeast of re knee. it's used to -- reno. it's used to train forces. we have new video of some of the injured marin
the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know,
, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much better than it was yesterday. we have slow downs obviously. let's take a look at the bay bridge. earlier minor crash. didn't last for too long. but the metering lights were turned on and slowed down for a bit. so it's a little worse than it normally is. backed up to the mc arthur maze. 30-35 minute delay. if there are no other problems on the bridge, this will begin to wind out and by 8:00 see an improvement. this morning's commute has been busy on 880 between hayward and fremont. we're talking about the livermore valley as well. westbound 580 slowing coming in over the pass. but no problems into castro valley. let'
to the local economy. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament, a lot of upsets, you can hear all the buzz. people are pretty fired up here. fun environment. good couple of days for sure. >> it wasn't all good news for bay area teens. while cal advanced, st. mary's lost to memphis, almost coming back, 54-52, the final score. a tipoff scheduled for 6:40 tomorrow night. the 12th seat, definitely the underdogs. syracuse pounded montana, 81- 34. wow, the other big upset i have to mention, harvard seeded 14 14th, upset 3rd seat new mexico. harvard has only been in march madness three times, and this is the only time they've won. >> time now, 7:55. sal, i need you to behave yourself during this next game. >> okay. i will. i will. >>> good morning, everybody. let's go outside. i want to talk about the traffic that's getting busier to the commute. northbound, seeing people showing up past the coliseum. also, the bay bridge toll plaza we have a backup that's getting better. we had a slowup but now it's getting better. 880 is slow this morning, although that's improving well on the way
of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. >>> the republican party plans to change itself after what happ
hurting the local economy. >> these tunnels are gonna bring peace of mind to these local communities. the next time we have a heavy winter storm they won't have to worry about their life line being closed most of the time. >> reporter: caltrans will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 this morning. it will feature local lawmakers that helped push this progress along. also in attendance will be the late widow of tom lantos, who the tunnels are named after. ribbon-cutting ceremony is not open to the public. this took quite a bit of work, a lot of boring to build this tunnel. you can see some work trucks still driving by. there's still some last-minute work, some lane configuration that has to happen following the ribbon-cutting ceremony later on this morning. caltrans is hoping to have that lane configuration work done hopefully by later tonight and possibly tomorrow and that's when the public will be able to drive through the tunnels. sal, this will be a big deal for commuters in the area, right? >> it sure will. that means cars can no longer be at the mercy of a bad commute
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